The definition of opportune is appropriate or suitable, or happening at the right time.adjective
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- right for the purpose; fitting in regard to circumstances: said of time
- happening or done at the right time; seasonable; well-timed; timely
Origin: ME < MFr < L opportunus, lit., at or before the port < ob- (see ob-) + portus, port
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- Suited or right for a particular purpose: an opportune place to make camp.
- Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time: an opportune arrival.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French opportun, from Latin opportūnus, from ob portum (veniēns), (coming) toward port : ob, to; see ob- + portum, accusative of portus, harbor; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
- opˌpor·tuneˈly adverb
- opˌpor·tuneˈness noun